Friday night lights

The Warriors conclude spring training with the “Spring Fling” this evening at the Ching complex.

There will be a clinic beginning at 5:30 p.m., with an alumni flag football game at 6.

The Warrior Bowl begins at approximately 7 p.m.

Norm Chow said it will  be a situational scrimmage. The defense will be awarded points for turnovers and where it stops the offense. For instance, a red-zone drive that forces a field goal gets more points than the offense stalling at its own 30. Offense gets its usual points for a touchdown or  field goal.

Chow said there will be no points awarded for a first down or a sack, noting both units “are supposed to do that.”

Chow had said he expected the event to end at about 8:30 p.m.

Not publicized, but there will be several high school juniors attending the event as part of unofficial visits.

* * * * *

Of note:

• Tavita Woodard, who has spent 10 practices as a tight end, returned to defensive end yesterday. Chow said the defense needed extra bodies for the Warrior Bowl. Defensive end Paipai Falemalu, for instance, will be used sparingly. Chow said a decision will be made this summer whether Woodard stays at defensive end or goes back to tight end.

• Calen Friel, who practiced as an offensive lineman on Tuesday, also went back to defense yesterday. No decision on whether Friel plays on offense or defense this fall. He’s wanted on both sides.

• Want to impress your co-workers? Google the name Ryan Pasoquen. He was the Warriors’ No. 1 nickelback yesterday. Quick bio: Pasoquen is a 2011 Leilehua High graduate who redshirted last year. Until recently, he was a safety. Pasoquen and Dante Johnson have been impressive at nickelback.

• Waylon Lolotai practiced at tight end yesterday, two days after moving to fullback. The coaches wanted to give more fullback reps to Justin Vele, a converted linebacker.

• Darius Bright finally got rid of the yellow jersey worn by limited-contact players. Bright, who is competing at tight end,  made several nice catches.

• It’s fun to watch tight end Craig Cofer block.

• Safety Brandon Leslie has what is described as a unique back injury that is preventing him from practicing.

• Mike Edwards is the No. 1 kickoff returner. Trevor Davis is Edwards’ backup.

* * * * *


This will be the final Warrior football event for student managers Jaki Falch and Kyle Kamau. Both have worked every practice and game the past five years. (Kyle actually graduated in December, but came back to volunteer this semester.)

They’ll be missed.

* * * * *

The Rainbow Wahine softball team will have an autograph session following tonight’s game. Head coach Bob Coolen decided it would be better to do it at that time than in the emotional aftermath of tomorrow’s Senior Day.

* * * * *

One basic business rule is: Don’t compete against yourself.

Or is it?

It was a scheduling coincidence, but I like the idea of the Warrior Bowl and the softball game being held at the same time.

There’s the assumption that there’s a fixed fan base; that attendance will be hurt because of simultaneous events. I’m not sure that’s the case. I think more people will go to the Lower Campus this evening than if there were only one event. That will help concessions and parking. (Both sporting events are free.)

That’s why I’ve always felt Oceanic should air two UH events at the same time on its two channels. In the end, Oceanic would get ad revenue from both telecasts.

That’s also why Walmart doesn’t care if somebody shops at Walmart or Sam’s Club.

* * * * *

In a game of chicken, sometimes it’s better to keep the foot on the gas pedal.

The NFL considering dumping the Pro Bowl?

Nice bluff.

There’s too much money involved. The game gets good ratings and it fills a void. Besides, every NFL player has a Pro Bowl-bonus clause. Sure, the bonus could go to making an All-Pro team. But with Super Bowl players unable to participate and several with mysterious owies, as many as 18 players could be added to the bowl, meaning more players can collect bonuses.

What the NFL doesn’t want is flopping or half-okole efforts. I’m sure if the players promise — cross their hearts and hope to spit — that they’ll give a more convincing effort, the game can survive.

OK, I’m mostly sure.


  1. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 1:00 am


  2. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 1:01 am

    Go Warriors !!!

  3. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 1:02 am

    Gotta like this …

    ” Not publicized, but there will be several high school juniors attending the event as part of unofficial visits. “

  4. Haleakala April 27, 2012 1:06 am

    Wish I could be there.

  5. Wes'side Warrior April 27, 2012 1:29 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Gotta run to the bus stop… back in a bit.

  6. SAWARRIOR April 27, 2012 1:35 am

    Go Warriors!

  7. whitey April 27, 2012 1:36 am

    Good morning Tsaikos. It is going to be fun today.

  8. duffer April 27, 2012 1:39 am

    Top 10!

  9. al April 27, 2012 1:53 am

    maui no ka oi!

  10. al April 27, 2012 1:57 am

    ten and out

  11. wafan April 27, 2012 2:01 am

    Thrilling Aloha Friday!

  12. wafan April 27, 2012 2:02 am

    Football and SoftBows.

    Hard to choose just one.

    Go teams!

  13. Wes'side Warrior April 27, 2012 2:09 am

    Lots of interesting news… mainly that we’ve got some really talented guys on the defensive side that can pick up offensive positions. If anything, at least it will give them a better field of vision on defense, in knowing how the offense thinks.

    Cool that Coach Coolen moved the autograph sesh up a day. I have a feeling there will be another once this season is finally pau. We’re just past the halfway point! Go, Wahine!

    Gratz and mahalo nui to those who work behind the scenes to help make things run right.

    I think the Pro Bowl’s issue is with those stars who represent the NFL, more than it is with any venue location. These guys have all said they love making the trip to Hawaii, bringing family and friends with them. We’ll see how things pan out.

    And finally… of course…

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto 19%

    Katelyn Boyd 4.6%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 3.8%

    Julie Fernandez 3.9%

    Ashley Hansen 3.8%

    Michelle Moultrie 7.8%

    Christi Orgeron 9.2%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 17.7%

    Stephanie Ricketts 26.5%

    Niki Williams 3.8%

    Cal’s making a big push. We gotta stick with it to the end. Stephanie deserves at least that much from us!

  14. wafan April 27, 2012 2:54 am

    The zapper is awake.

  15. wafan April 27, 2012 2:56 am

    Lot of talent makes for a versatile player. Hoping for success this year and at the next level!

  16. SteveM [iPhone4] April 27, 2012 3:12 am

    Good morning from Nawiliwili harbor!

    Having a snack at the 24-hour ship restaurant… OK, maybe more than a snack. 🙂

  17. mo808 April 27, 2012 3:48 am

    Good Friday All! Looking forward to Spring Fling at Ching later today! Go Warriors! Go Wahine! Keep voting!

  18. BigWave96744 April 27, 2012 4:13 am

    this is Ryan Pasoquen, another hard hitter out of Leilehua 🙂

  19. krump1_AKA_protector April 27, 2012 6:03 am

    Thanks BigWave96744 for the link. Pasoquen looks like a solid player with a real “nose” for the ball. He also made some impressive interceptions. I take it he’s a walk-on?

  20. WarriorNY April 27, 2012 6:08 am

    So Cayman Shutter is pleading not guilty? This is crazy and we still don’t have a number 1 QB. And what happens if he is acquitted? Man what a sad story. He probably could’ve been the favorite going into summer. With our recent struggles at QB, will Coach Chow now look for a JC or graduating player?

  21. Slugger April 27, 2012 6:13 am

    Good morning, gang!

    It’s been great seeing Jaki & Kyle at practices. They are good people. Congrats on graduating.

    Yay! good to hear Darius is back in full gear.

  22. jm2375 April 27, 2012 6:26 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Aloha Friday!

    GO BOWS!


    I’ll be there cheering on the Wahine and counting the number of tantrums Coach Margie throws. Any guesses on the over/under? j/k 🙄 😆

  23. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 6:44 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    i dunno da facts of the case. but my gut is like your gut. main thing is…

    Cayman deserves to have smart guy(s) for scout ahead. figure out das Dean’s job. how the drill is gonna come down.

    he’s got time. Coach gave him time. meanwhile, brudda gotta do his part.

    i was just wondering though. what was da kid doing out at 2 am? birthday? girlfriend’s birth day? what was he thinking?

    but i hear you NY. I hear you.

  24. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 6:45 am


  25. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 6:49 am

    an fo all you thinking about da up an up.

    das not how life works. up and up. pftttt… insurance issues. firs time. no accident. gotta plan fo da speeches. peeps no like da dude cuz he’s a star, yada yada.

    yup, das just me. i give second chances. das my nature. 😀

    ok. crack sum heads. tellz um naughty naughty. you supposed to be leader.

    … and den I’d give second chance.

    das life. learn da lesson and make sumtin of yourself.

    you can disagree. das just me.


  26. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 6:52 am

    have a great day, Tsaikos. and doze ah yuz in Honoruru, go support da girls and Warriors.

    laters gang.

    hi ho hi ho……………..

  27. LizKauai (iPad) April 27, 2012 6:52 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Shucks… Coming in too late to catch the spring fling.

    Have a convention all wekend.

    Go Warriors and


  28. Da Punchbowl Kid April 27, 2012 7:10 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂

    Best of luck to all Warrior Bowlers tonight.

    I noticed at last year’s Pro Bowl that the defense seemed to play much harder when (S)Cam Newton was in the game. Coinkydink? 😆

    Never saw so many mainland folks in one place at one time, either. The Bowl is good for Hawai’i, let’s hope they keep playing it, and keep playing it here.

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid April 27, 2012 7:14 am

    Beeg Heelo,

    More worse, I believe Shutter’s next court appearance is in July. Hope he can work out with the team before then. Like you, I believe in second chances. BTW- hope you’re feeling better.

  30. Da Punchbowl Kid April 27, 2012 7:17 am

    jm#### –

    Hope to see you at Saturday’s Wahine game.

  31. d1shima April 27, 2012 7:27 am

    Great Morning All!

    Many things still seem quite fluid going into summer.

    Is that intentional on the HC’s part to keep everyone interested as they work towards the fall?

  32. BG April 27, 2012 7:32 am

    Good morning bloggers!

    Talked to Slugger last nite and noted that the Cal player will probably surpass Steph in about 10 days at the rate her votes are being cast. Although it’s hard to estimate votes because a percentage is given instead of the number of votes, I’m estimating that Cal is pushing in well over 1,000 votes a day and probably closer to 2-3,000. You do the math. How many Cal fans are even in the stands for one of their games?

    We talk incessantly about the players trying their best and representing well. I would ask the question, “Is the reverse true, and is a fan supposed to try real hard to support the players?” My answer is “yes”. If you agree, perhaps we need to caucus off-stage. We we don’t get it going right now we’ll be too late as Cal will have all the momentum.

    Someone speculated that Cal has a pc program to stuff the ballot box. I discounted that since the voting procedure with the text string being required is supposed to prevent that. However, a huge number of Cal votes seem to come in during the early morning hours when normal people are sleeping. That doesn’t add up to being above board. For example, this morning I checked the change from 11pm last night. Arioto had gained almost a full percentage point and Steph had lost .5%. I’m guessing (without any substantial basis) that 3-4,000 votes came in for Cal from 11pm to 6:30am HST.


  33. tommui April 27, 2012 7:33 am


    Wish I could be there tonight!

  34. Pomai April 27, 2012 7:34 am

    #23 JM2375 wait till she finds out that the pep band is going to be at the last game on Saturday right above her dug out well maybe a little to the left of it……………

  35. SailorBlue April 27, 2012 7:42 am

    More trouble for Coach Gib…from the Star Advertiser:

    Stokes leaving UH after 1 year

    Shaquille Stokes might yet live up to his considerable hype as the one-time New York City Player of the Year. He’ll just be doing it elsewhere.

    The freshman point guard became the fourth player this spring to leave the Hawaii men’s basketball program prematurely, announcing on Thursday his intentions to transfer to a school closer to home on the East Coast.

    “My grandma being sick … I’m going closer to home to be able to see my family whenever I can,” Stokes said. “That’s really about it.”

    Stokes, who averaged 8.4 points and 2.2 assists in 30 games, was asked if it was purely a matter of distance.

    “A lot of things worked out for me (here), but it’s something that me and my parents spoke (about). … It was a family decision,” he replied. “It has nothing to do with the coaches; it’s been great here with the coaching staff. It has to do with my family.”

  36. kev-1 April 27, 2012 7:44 am

    Question for you guys . . .

    Now that spring training is at its end, would a reinstatement of Shutter between now and the fall be too soon? Is that what people are expecting? Or is it expected that he’ll be out even longer?

    The sting of the incident has faded (okay, for some maybe not) and he did miss out on a valuable spring that cost him significant position on the depth chart. Punishment served? Or do we need to see how the case plays out first?

  37. koakane April 27, 2012 7:46 am

    morning 808 aloha friday and weekend gangies

    voting pau get it done nuff said

    plan to be at a warrior or wahine event this weekend, support da dem

  38. tommui April 27, 2012 7:52 am

    #13 WestsideWarrior

    Since WW posted the votes, the Californians are really pushing the votes for Ms Arioto and we have slipped at least 1.5%.

    So vote! Stephanie needs our help!

  39. koakane April 27, 2012 8:00 am

    with all the happening doing on with the UH student athletes imho people they gotta make their own life choices and decisions. some will like it other will now but at least it was their choosing. we all have to live with it and can’t do it for them. that is how we learned life lessons and gained experiences. just wish and hope you taught them well.

    nuff and stepping off the soap box

  40. CoolEthan April 27, 2012 8:22 am

    I BING’d Ryan Pasoquen.


  41. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 27, 2012 8:23 am


    Please check your tweetah account. Getting choke message from you….nevah know you was so concerned about me!

  42. al April 27, 2012 8:28 am

    d1…a man crush?

  43. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 8:39 am



    Silicon Valley.

    Computer wizardry.


  44. Tanks Ah! April 27, 2012 8:48 am

    Nice to finally meet you on Maui, Stephen!

  45. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 8:50 am

    Re: Shutter.

    • He’s on suspension for breaking team rules (being arrested), not for violating the athletic department’s code of conduct.

    • There is a presumption of innocence for every accused person. If he’s found guilty, this falls under the school’s “major” violation category, and he would face an extended suspension.

    • Every accused is entitled to his/her day in court. Even if the accusation is justified, why not give it a shot? Maybe the machine malfunctioned. Maybe he was improperly pulled over. Maybe the officer doesn’t show up. You don’t face additional punishment by going to court.

  46. chawan_cut April 27, 2012 9:05 am

    see you guys tonight!

  47. RedZone April 27, 2012 9:05 am

    I hope the best for Cayman. He still has a long way to go in his lifetime. It is not all about football.

  48. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 9:10 am

    At the core, Shutter is a good guy and a good teammate. He would always stay after practice to throw to teammates. He tried to help Bryant Moniz become a better quarterback. And he’s a good student. He was invited to the scholar-athlete dinner the other night.

  49. Wes'side Warrior April 27, 2012 9:14 am

    Could also be any and all PAC-24 fans voting for their rep, (especially since it’s not USC or UCLA), plus their butlers, maids, chauffeurs, gardeners, pool boys, masseuses, therapists, orthodontists, attorneys, and whomever else they can get to log in for a free hot meal and a day’s farm wages.

    Would be helpful to us for conference members to push the vote too, but since we’re leaving…

  50. Wes'side Warrior April 27, 2012 9:17 am

    By the way, no fo’get to cheer for our Sand Volleyball girls, as they take on the competition in the inaugural AVCA Sand Volleyball National Championship, April 27-29, in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

  51. BG April 27, 2012 9:25 am

    I hear ya, Wes’side. But, I think you’d be hard pressed to get those folks to vote at 2-6am. Plus there are some other conference ladies representing and they are not getting the same votes…you can vote for 3 at a time. Can’t worry much about what they’re doing, we can only manage what we’re doing…hmmmm…where have I heard that thought before 😀

  52. dh April 27, 2012 9:25 am

    Looking forward to the spring game tonight. Interested in seeing Gant and Gregory get out there.

  53. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 9:29 am

    Re: Sand volleyball

    Stay up late enough, and you can watch those commercials about the great sites in Alabama.

    It’s all about marketing.

    As the advertisers like to say: Who cares what the hamburger tastes like? It’s the packaging that counts.

  54. homey ℞ April 27, 2012 9:31 am

    If you are knowledged in PHP and the CURL library then you can write code and send your program/scripts to the voting server to vote many times. To find out the voting server info you can use Firefox or chrome developers tools to display the code. Your program will execute automatically…no clicking or refreshing on your part.

    I’m ignorant on this subject so I wouldn’t be able to code it. Maybe chawan could since he’s an IT guru.

  55. kev-1 April 27, 2012 9:32 am

    So really, they can’t reinstate Shutter until it plays out in court?

    I agree that he’s a good kid. The evidence to support that is tremendous. I’m ready for him to be back in the fall.

  56. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 9:40 am

    Spring ball ends tonight, so, basically, they’re on their own until training camp.

    If he wanted to throw passes to teammates next week, nobody is going to stop him.

  57. whitey April 27, 2012 9:56 am

    Starting Satueday, it will be vely, vely interesting to see how each warrior gets ready for fall practice. I think the cream will start rising, but yeast and baking soda will make it a competition to the top (starting lineup).

  58. BigWave96744 April 27, 2012 9:58 am

    Out of HS some called Ryan Pasoquen an Art Laurel type hitter at Safety. Leilehua HC Nolan Tokuda called him “a missle”.

    Hey Stephen I don’t know if you remember which players were at Norm’s 1st press conference, but I know sitting smack dab in the middle of the room was Cayman 🙂

  59. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 10:02 am

    I remember him being there.

    I also remember Frank Loyd playing “Three Little Birds” as Greg McMackin headed toward his car. That was McMackin’s ring tone.

  60. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 10:03 am

    I remember UH had a safety nicknamed Torpedo Head.

    Just a ferocious hitter.

    But he kept getting injured in practice. Don’t recall if he played much.

    But he did well in his second career. He’s Niko Vitale.

  61. BG April 27, 2012 10:16 am

    @54. Ahhhh…homes, thanks for the info. Wasn’t sure it was possible to end run the requirement for text input, but there are a lot of smart people out there. We need some help.

  62. madeinhawaii April 27, 2012 10:40 am

    Wonder if Dave Shoji is after this Canadian player? Women’s BB might benefit, too.

  63. homey ℞ April 27, 2012 10:40 am

    BG – The text input is used to prevent spamming by bots. This can be circumvented by using the rand function to generate a random number…e.g. $rand = rand(1,8).

  64. homey ℞ April 27, 2012 10:47 am

    Funny thing is I can say almost anything and many will believe me. 😆

  65. madeinhawaii April 27, 2012 10:56 am

    Hope all is well with everyone else…

    Me, I can’t shake this cold. It’s been nearly a week. Still got a bit of the sniffles and a cough. Weird cold… starts with a sore throat… then the chills .. then coughs and muscle aches, then all the above, and moves to the chest creating congestion and a non-stop runny nose. Can’t work with wood when you have a runny nose… atchoo… !

    Hope you guys have fun at the Warrior Bowl.. I don’t think I want to share this cold with anyone.

  66. wafan April 27, 2012 11:00 am

    Yahoo . . . the weekend!

  67. jm2375 April 27, 2012 11:07 am

    Pomai – the drum line too? mwahahahaha.

  68. HiFlyer April 27, 2012 11:34 am

    Howzit everyone

  69. kev-1 April 27, 2012 12:01 pm

    is that the longest spam entry ever?

  70. HiFlyer April 27, 2012 12:03 pm

    just in time for lunch

  71. d1shima April 27, 2012 12:03 pm

    Das one 3-slice per can-sized SPAM!

  72. d1shima April 27, 2012 12:04 pm

    Four-team NC playoff by 2014? Sounds like good timing!


  73. Kekoa April 27, 2012 12:11 pm

    Take care MIH. Get up on the ‘8’ count and battle to the finish!

  74. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 12:24 pm

    Seems like Aaron Zwahlen is now gaining interest.

  75. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 12:34 pm

    re: softball voting.

    I showed you guys how, last week.

    Doesn’t matter if you’re using firefox or IE9.

    Only one person acknowleged that he was doing it.

    We can do the same for Steph, as the Cal fans are doing for arioto.

    I’ve been doing MORE than my part.

    How about the rest of you?

  76. d1shima April 27, 2012 12:36 pm

    Round II…here we go!

  77. d1shima April 27, 2012 12:56 pm

    Ravens take Courtney Upshaw.

    Colt McCoy is probably a bit more OK with that Weeden pick yesterday…

  78. tommui April 27, 2012 1:21 pm

    #76 ai-eeee-soos

    “Only one person acknowleged that he was doing it.”

    I refuse to answer on advice of counsel.

  79. Bigislandkurt April 27, 2012 1:29 pm


    Any official update on JT Turner? Folks on the SH forum report that JT tweeted that he has completed his AA and will be in Honolulu this summer. With he being a junior, I’m guessing he gonna try real hard to push for PT for JT. Could he force a personnel shift at corner? JHT back to safety?


  80. madeinhawaii April 27, 2012 1:35 pm

    Maybe Colt should return to Oahu and train with Ikei, eh?

  81. tommui April 27, 2012 1:40 pm

    GO COLT!!!!

    Go WAHINE!

  82. jm2375 April 27, 2012 1:41 pm

    UH 🙂 🙂

    LaTech :(:(:(:(:(:(:(

    Top 5th

  83. jm2375 April 27, 2012 1:42 pm

    trying again

    UH 🙂 🙂

    LaTech 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    Top 5th

  84. Pomai April 27, 2012 1:42 pm

    #80 – Seems I been hearing that a lot lately Oh wait I thought you were talking about the congressional GSA hearings……. LOL

  85. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 1:57 pm

    tommui – can you get others to help? WE need all the help, to stave off the cal girl.


    80. tommui:

    April 27th, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    #76 (@@-@@@-@@@@)

    “Only one person acknowleged that he was doing it.”

    I refuse to answer on advice of counsel.

  86. Ipu Man April 27, 2012 2:11 pm

    mih, had a similar cold/flu like you but fought it off by

    a) 1000iu’s of Vitamin C three times a day

    b) 1000iu’s of Vitamin D3 three times a day

    c) Wearing a knit cap indoors especially when sleeping at night

    d) Prayer especially claiming the promise that the “shield of Faith

    quenches ALL the fiery darts of the wicked”…

    Amen…P.S. ice cream and chocolate brownies help, too


  87. koakane April 27, 2012 2:40 pm

    afternoon all

    getting down to battle time

    check in then show up

  88. koakane April 27, 2012 2:43 pm

    this should stir up some lurkers

  89. tommui April 27, 2012 2:45 pm

    #87 ai-ee-soos

    I posted a couple of times for Firefox users to go to Tools (private browsing) but I don’t know how you automate the stuff in the Lowe’s site other than by hand which I have been doing.

    I have also mentioned this to people not on TWB to help. The last time I voted (about 5 minutes ago!) we were 6%+ better than Arioto and about 8% ahead of Cassie (Alabama).

  90. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 27, 2012 2:45 pm

    London Sapolu’s Dad!

  91. Ipu Man April 27, 2012 2:45 pm

    Jesse Sapolu on national tv announcing 49’ers pick!

  92. PowderPuff April 27, 2012 2:45 pm

    Lots of good thoughts, ST. Very excited about going to tonight’s Spring Fling…especially because the alternative was to work. 🙂 Still room to join us in the Nā Koa tent with dinner starting at 6 and a chance to meet Coach Chow and other coaches after the scrimmage. Come on out…we’ll see you there!

  93. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 27, 2012 2:45 pm


  94. PowderPuff April 27, 2012 2:54 pm

    d1…as in Oregon’s James? I have a pic from the December 2010 of LaMichael and Andrew Luck walking to from the Marriott Marquis to the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square.

  95. PowderPuff April 27, 2012 2:54 pm

    Whoops, plenty typos in that last post. Sorry!

  96. Ipu Man April 27, 2012 2:55 pm

    The New York Giants “hat” given to Ruben Randal looks too big…

    flopping over his ears…

  97. jm2375 April 27, 2012 3:05 pm

    BaseB 🙁 ws

  98. Bigislandkurt April 27, 2012 3:06 pm

    No Hawaii boys drafted yet? UH or other schools?


  99. wait a minute April 27, 2012 3:10 pm

    Colt should stay in Canada and make the Saskatchewan roster

  100. Guy in the office April 27, 2012 3:27 pm

    For hoop fans, Dayton Morinaga has a video interview on warriorinsider with Shaquille Stokes, who had positive things to say about Hawaii, the basketball program and his teammates. He said he learned a lot from Miah, whom he called “a role model,” and reiterated that his decision to leave had nothing to do with the previous departures.

  101. Bryson April 27, 2012 3:35 pm


    In regards to JT Turner I can see him ending up as a Safety and JHT staying at his natural CB position…He does have the size to play either but I also have a feeling we will see alot of subbing in the secondary especially if they are gonna play a man defense the coaches are gonna need fresh legs on the field.

  102. d1shima April 27, 2012 3:43 pm


    Sorry, dozed off (with all the excitement of that pick) for a bit.

    Yes, James from UofO to the Niners.

  103. d1shima April 27, 2012 3:50 pm


    Brandon Hardin from Oreg St. (KS-K) picked by the Bears #79

  104. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 3:55 pm


    i stay voting. as often as da bugga will let me. 😀

  105. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 4:04 pm

    I got a happy text from Kenny Zuckerman. He must be Hardin’s agent.

  106. tommui April 27, 2012 4:07 pm

    WOW – you guys are too good!

    The votes from Upcountry is pulling Stephanie with a little more room away from Arioto.

    Can’t slack off yet – 19 more days to go until the polls are closed. Don’t let those others catch up. VOTE!

  107. d1shima April 27, 2012 4:15 pm

    No doubt. 3rd Round is a big coup (merci, or not) for a guy who didn’t play a snap his Senior year.

  108. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 4:16 pm

    I think it’s funny that Kiper wimps out when he interviews Russell Wilson about his height. It’s different when he has to leave his basement and talk with a real person.

  109. d1shima April 27, 2012 4:16 pm

    Akiem Hicks?

    Hmmm….any relation to Hakeem Nicks?

  110. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 5:00 pm

    BigHiloFan2: Right on – keep it going. I was getting frustrated because the cal girl was

    moving up too fast, and still moving up. I try to hammer the keyboard for 10 to 15 min at

    one session.


    re: your 104. BigHiloFan2:

    April 27th, 2012 at 3:55 pm


  111. BG April 27, 2012 5:14 pm


    From the looks of it some Tsaiko reinforcements have arrived to help with the voting! We may not be automated, but get plenny hands to help! The spirit of the ohana still thrives!

  112. mo808 April 27, 2012 5:17 pm

    Cheehoo keep up the vote people!!!

  113. BG April 27, 2012 5:19 pm

    Go get’um Na Wahine! Chew those Bulldogs!

  114. wafan April 27, 2012 5:21 pm

    Go Wahine! Be the Titas!!!

  115. Slugger April 27, 2012 5:59 pm

    GO WAHINE!!! I’m still on da bus heading to UH.

  116. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 6:34 pm

    Packed house at Ching

  117. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 6:40 pm

    By the way, management does not endorse chewing Bulldogs.

  118. madeinhawaii April 27, 2012 6:51 pm

    I saw a pic on facebook.. looks like great crowd on hand.

  119. wafan April 27, 2012 6:52 pm

    Correct! Bulldogs should never be allowed to chew on any SoftBow or Warrior.

  120. mo808 April 27, 2012 6:58 pm

    Termites are nuts! Jeremy looks good!

  121. madeinhawaii April 27, 2012 7:00 pm

    Yikes.. Wahine down 2-3 bottom of 5th…

  122. mo808 April 27, 2012 7:05 pm

    Let’s go Wahine!!

  123. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 27, 2012 7:08 pm

    End of 1st.

    8-0, defense.

    Mastered the 3 and out.

    Turn the page.

  124. wafan April 27, 2012 7:09 pm

    Goooooooooo Waaaaaaaahiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  125. wafan April 27, 2012 7:16 pm

    Score more!

  126. wafan April 27, 2012 7:21 pm

    Not to be greedy; but, score more, Titas!

  127. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 27, 2012 7:21 pm

    Points is points.

  128. Stephen Tsai April 27, 2012 7:21 pm

    Defense up, 17-3, at the half.

  129. d1shima(Galaxy 'd) April 27, 2012 7:22 pm

    53 yard ft ends the half.

    17-3, Green

  130. wafan April 27, 2012 7:23 pm


  131. wafan April 27, 2012 7:25 pm

    Whoo-hoo, again, for the Warrior D!

  132. wafan April 27, 2012 7:26 pm

    That is the end of the pups!


  133. wafan April 27, 2012 7:27 pm

    ‘Attaway, Wahine!


  134. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 7:31 pm

    wow. Wow. WOw. WOW!!!

    da Titas wen fry dem Doggies. :mrgreen:

    dat was superb. magnifique! stupendous! Awesome. da ladies wen play real good!

  135. wafan April 27, 2012 7:32 pm

    How was the crowd at the SoftBows game?

  136. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 7:33 pm

    an da hitting wuz…. really hitting.

    i canot get ova how dem small kine peeps can crack da bats like dat.


  137. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 7:33 pm

    on tv, da crowd looked like had a full house.

  138. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 7:34 pm

    da whole team looked good.

    including Coolen.

  139. BG April 27, 2012 7:34 pm


    Na Wahine rule!

  140. BG April 27, 2012 7:36 pm

    I hope Slugger got there in time to see the carnage in the 6th? inning.

  141. BG April 27, 2012 7:38 pm

    Gotta give props to Wartner. K’d 3X, but hung in there and got a key basehit when it was really on the line.

  142. mo808 April 27, 2012 7:42 pm

    25-10 for Warriors Defense rules!

  143. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 7:42 pm

    da canarge was in da 5th, i thought.

    Steph was on OC12 just now. she said “…it was… perfect….

    what a Tita!

    wasn’t just da pitching though. the hitting was fantabulous!

  144. BG April 27, 2012 7:43 pm

    Props to Steph too. After giving up the 3 run HR on a 0-2 count, she battled and battled. In tough situations all day, but she wouldn’t give in. Tough as nails

  145. BG April 27, 2012 7:44 pm

    Listened to the game on radio and voting at the same time…multi-tasking 😀

  146. BG April 27, 2012 7:46 pm

    BHF2…you’re probably right! With the voting, I probably lost track of the inning.

  147. mo808 April 27, 2012 7:48 pm

    25-17 catching up for Offense!

  148. whitey April 27, 2012 7:53 pm

    Congrats to the softbows.

  149. mo808 April 27, 2012 8:01 pm

    30-20 Defense’

  150. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 8:15 pm

    Wahine Softbows !!!

  151. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 8:16 pm

    go Coach Chow!

    follow da ladies!

    cheeee hooooo!!!!!

  152. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 8:17 pm

    for those of you who neva watch da tv.

    wuz awesome.

    especially afta da game.

    da puppies coach wen SCREAM at her team for almost 10 minutes in da middle of da field. tryin for shake off da mercy rule effects on her team.

    was just fabulous!

  153. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 8:19 pm

    Steph up to 27% – keep it going gang.

    Vote for ONE, ONLY.

    Because the per cent of votes, is the per cent of ALL the votes cast for everyone.

    Makes it harder to “MOVE” the needle.

    “brake” time for me – will be back later.

  154. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 8:19 pm

    ok. brake time.

    BG how you make extra votes.

    mine no can.


  155. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 8:53 pm


    all ytu guyz getting autographs?

    meeting with da coaches?

    hanging with the ladies. :mrgreen:

  156. madeinhawaii April 27, 2012 9:02 pm

    I take it, that for tonight, anyway, the Wahine take the WAC lead in Softball. Both at 11-3.

  157. mo808 April 27, 2012 9:07 pm

    bhf2 to keep voting got to clear dem cookies, shampoo, rinse, and repeat. 🙂

    I Neva stay cuz hubby wuz really hungry! 😉

  158. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 9:38 pm

    ai yah –

    our side down to 26.9.

    clocking in, and going back to work.

  159. jm2375 April 27, 2012 9:47 pm


    Congrats to the Wahine!! It was soooooo sweet.

    Nice crowd at the softball game. Many first-timers. Kirk Matthews and Linda Coble were sitting behind us. He’s a pretty good heckler. 😀

  160. d1shima April 27, 2012 9:48 pm

    Big crowd tonight.

    Loud cheering from RWSS.

    Mahalo to the Band.

    Nice pressure schemes. LB’s look good.

    It’s good that Kaumeyer likes press coverage; the receivers can continue to work on defeating that.

  161. seasider April 27, 2012 9:51 pm

    #157 MIH

    The Wahine 1/2 game on top the standings with a 12-3 WAC record

  162. gmahoney April 27, 2012 10:09 pm

    Margie was yapping all game. What, Margie, that’s all ya got?

  163. gmahoney April 27, 2012 10:10 pm

    Yikes, sorry, I wil give myself 5 Hail Mary’s and 5 Our Father’s. Beat those puppies again tomorrow!

  164. gmahoney April 27, 2012 10:14 pm

    Replay on 12.

  165. Slugger April 27, 2012 10:16 pm


    Got out of work at 6 pm w/ jw still in the office…

    Got to Ching Field at 7:30 after stopping at home, so I saw most of the scrimmage. Still not certain who the #1 QB will be. Took pics of the guys and so did sj-macro.

    Softball tomorrow after class. Saw Kekoa and the Queen w/ gmahoney & jm2375 after the SB game was over.

    Time for moe moe… Latahs… I voted & voted today…

  166. ai-eee-soos April 27, 2012 10:31 pm

    O.K., our side back up to 27.

    “brake” time for me.

  167. Kekoa April 27, 2012 10:38 pm

    I think Marge was yellin’ mostly cause the game was pau too early for her team.

    She said…“Mercy me ya’ll, now we gots to wait longer for yonder bus to come pick us up!”

    She was actin’ a fool all night long. It was really funny. Flashin’ more signs then we get on the H-1 fwy…She was worth the price of admission! (Mauwahi)

  168. Kekoa April 27, 2012 10:39 pm


  169. Kekoa April 27, 2012 10:42 pm

    Quite a turnout over at Ching field. Slam bang action to go along with the SB thriller. Just too bad it all comes to an end for a little while longer. Hurry up FB season!

  170. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 10:45 pm

    all doze signs she was flashin…

    thought she was coming onto somebody.


  171. BigHiloFan2 April 27, 2012 10:47 pm

    Coach Chow get one real positive attitude.

    good job Coach!

  172. Kekoa April 27, 2012 10:53 pm

    Mahalo to JM2468! Thanks so much for your generous donation to my on-going Veterans Charity drive. With all that was going on tonight in UH sports, I commend you for remembering to help the children of our wounded Warriors as well.

    I don’t care what Beeg Hilo says about you…you da Bess! (tsai)…

    Oh and btw, how come you wen hold back GMAHoney from jumpin’ Marge wen she wen cry to da umpire? Turn her loose tomorrow!

  173. Kekoa April 27, 2012 11:02 pm

    At first I tot…hmmm. Why Jim Donovan sitting in da aisle near me? Wuz it cuz I had our entire section screaming at Blue? Nah…we just had better Munchies!

  174. Kekoa April 27, 2012 11:10 pm

    lurkster ~ From what little I saw after the SB game, I have to agree with some of what you said. The ‘D’ was pressing the ‘O’ pretty hard. The work it’s going to take to get the ‘O’ on track will be a painfully slow process. It has only just begun.

    Come this Fall, it’s still going to be a work in progress. We fans have to be patient and give coach Chow and his staff time to make it all come together.

  175. lurkster April 27, 2012 11:21 pm

    why do we have to wait!!!!!! last years offense worked! what I saw tonight was crap. i liked what i saw from our defense tonight. why change the O philosophy? this bullcrap usc stuff ain’t happening. we are not gona get the horses to run it. chow has been a failure the last 8 years at ucla, utah and nfl. he has lost his touch.

  176. Kekoa April 28, 2012 2:29 am

    Lurkster ~ Hmmm…I believe we’ve been down this road before. In fact, I know we have.

    G’nite all.

  177. Wes'side Warrior April 28, 2012 2:32 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Great win for Wahine Softball! Keep it going!

    As far as our football team… every year, at this time, it’s the same report… the defense is way ahead of the offense. And do we really need to rehash the “why the change?” argument? The past is the past. We’re moving forward. Everything else we’ve seen so far has been positive. I’ll wait until we get this next season under our belt before forming any conclusions. You ever come into a new job, and “think” you can do better than what the previous person(s) did? Good thing your boss(es) gave you a chance instead of kicking you to da curb just ’cause you never comb your hair da same way as da previous employee.

    Anyways, I just cast my *ahem* vote~

    Name Current vote count

    Valerie Arioto 19.7%

    Katelyn Boyd 4.4%

    Mallory Duran-Sellers 3.8%

    Julie Fernandez 3.8%

    Ashley Hansen 3.8%

    Michelle Moultrie 7.4%

    Christi Orgeron 8.7%

    Cassie Reilly-Boccia 17.9%

    Stephanie Ricketts 26.9%

    Niki Williams 3.8%

  178. Ralph April 28, 2012 3:17 am

    Na Wahine Tennis will face Fresno State today in Las Cruces for the WAC championship.

  179. wafan April 28, 2012 4:39 am

    Good Saturday to everyone!

  180. wafan April 28, 2012 4:39 am

    ‘Twas a fabulous Friday evening with the Warriors and SoftBows putting on shows for their fans.

  181. wafan April 28, 2012 4:40 am

    The experts always show up when they do not like what they see.

    Oh well . . .

  182. wafan April 28, 2012 4:43 am

    Go Wahine x 3!

  183. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 5:01 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.


    I was in the stands last year, 3 times. one game was disappointing to see da fans on da turnstile, 3 big bruddaz, laughing as da enemy wen catch da punt and wen scoot across da field an towards ewa on da mauka sidelines. da 3 big bruddaz was laughing and saying

    “…look…. look… he going score….” laughin at us. and da crowd was at a “all time high.”

    low 30 sumtin.

    always gonna get summa us who neva/no like sumtin about our team. always. even fo Colt, gonna get critics who no like sumtin about him. okay, he not perfect, but he gave our State so much, soooooooooo much.

    what i’m trying fo say is, I scared too. but I get more hope today then i had before we changed our Coach. And the players they like the action too. So give Coach chance. He’s our coach.

  184. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 5:03 am

    Hiya wafan.


    good morning friend. looking forward to catching up at a Tgate this coming season.

  185. Kekoa April 28, 2012 5:11 am

    Wafan ~

    We know who these experts are, don’t we?

    I wish you could have taken it ALL in last nite. What an absolutely perfect time time to be a loyal fan! The ladies were like a buzz saw in the bottom of the 5th inning.

    When the rally started, the roar from the crowd was like spontaneous combustion! There was periods of foot stomping and shout outs to the players for their individual efforts. It was chaos ‘n crazy all rolled in one.

  186. d1shima April 28, 2012 5:19 am

    Great Morning All!

    Spring is no longer in the air. It is now in the film room.

    The summer of discontent is upon us.

    Some can only wish for the fall.

  187. BigHiloFan2 April 28, 2012 5:21 am

    good morning you all.

    have a nice day. hi ho……………

  188. wafan April 28, 2012 5:29 am

    Kekoa . . .

    Listened on the raijo and joined in the jeering and cheering.

    Hopefully, the neighbors are used to it by now.

  189. wafan April 28, 2012 5:36 am

    Yesterday, as usual, I wore one of my “H” shirts. While running around doing errands in the evening a lot of folks commented about the Warriors, Chow, and the SoftBows. All positive thoughts.

    Some were active and former military stationed in Hawai’i, a few were UW/WSU alum’s, one was a Fresno fan who cannot stand Marge (actually cheering for the SoftBows!), and a bunch were young adults who just liked what they watched/heard of the Warriors and SoftBows.

  190. Barney Barnett April 28, 2012 8:15 am

    I saw this report on TV that celebrity Tom Truong is the real Jesus Christ born on Earth to redeem us.

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